This month's theme is people born in the 1700s. Anyone born between Jan 1, 1700 and Dec 31, 1799.
Biography Builders Goal: To make profiles as complete as possible with well-written biographies and sources. You should research as much as you can find on a person, writing the information onto the profiles to create as complete a life story as you can for that person. Sourcing should be full citations. This includes adding categories and links to events and people connected to that profile and citing all those additions. See the first month for examples of how to participate.
Here's our checklist:
You can see some ideas on where to find some of this information on the Biography Builders space page, linked below.
Use "comments" below to ask questions.
Pat Credit reached 100 total bios last month
T Counce had a total of 25 and gets to add the 10 profiles template.
Looking good! (but I'm off to work now, so it'll have to look good when I get back in the evening)
1. Jane (Distin) Ball: born 1797
2. John Elliott: born 1750
3. Otho Popham: born 1739
4. John Edgcombe: born 1757
5. Mary (Elliott) Buckingham: born 1771
6. Richard Ball: born 1754
7. John Damerell: born 1787
8. John Farley: born 1784
9. Thomas Dunstone: born 1752
10. Samuel Murch: born 1778
11. Nicholas Ley: born 1788
12. Grace (Jeffery) Weekes: born 1797
13. Thomasin (Stanton) Dunstone: born 1708
14. Rebecca (Straw) Ball: born 1728
15. Elizabeth (Wood) Dameral: born 1755
16. Ambrose Patey: born 1747
17. Mary (Harley) Beard: born 1727
18. Alexander Parker: baptised 1742
19. John Elliott: baptised 1723
20. Edward Berrey: baptised 1721
Count me in!
My 5th GGF and all his siblings because everything is cheaper by the dozen:
1. Mary Walker
2. Mahitabel Walker
3. Mehitabel (Walker) Pearce
4. Sarah (Walker) Wilmarth
5. Daniel Walker Jr.
6. Gideon Walker
7. Rebecca (Walker) Osburn
8. Esther (Walker) Roy
9. Keziah Walker
10. John Walker
11. Ichabod Walker
And now my 5th GGF:
12. Nathan Walker
Anne, Thank you. Pre-1500 profiles are harder than I thought! It seems each source, if you can find them, has a different variation of their pedigrees. You end up looking at more than a profile but generations of families. I'v added my first free-space source:
A Genealogical History of the Family of Montgomery, Including the Montgomery Pedigree
which already has six profiles referencing it.
<sigh> I'm just too all over the place, but I have improved a few from the gedcom import... can they count if they were on my watchlist?
I didn't realised this group or challenge existed until just now. As part of the Sourcerer's challenge, I am not satisfied with just adding a source and moving on, so I end up writing the biography with as many in-line sources and images as I can. eg. Sargent-2039 and Scrase-18 (I'm still having a few issues with in-line sources generating "too many characters" error messages - but getting there!)
I also find I end up creating and writing the biographies for their parents in the process of identifying more sources - so go round in circles!
I have only just started working on 1700s profiles and this one is in progress
1) Selmes-65 and his father
8) Smith-129149 One of my favourite ancestors! Only because I made it my mission to identify his "100 living descendants"! Not easy with the surname SMITH.
9) Philpott-797 one of my brickwalls
thankyou! Are we starting anew today, as I just did this one for the sourcing sprint
Muston-51 previously unsourced, now fully sourced - defined - 6 children - with UK location template too!
lol...just realised this is from May/June not June/July
I finally got to someone in the 1700
Hi Chris, Welcome to Bio builders. Did you see the new theme for this month Fathers - https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/408401/biography-builders-june-july-2017-fathers
I worked on Phebe Scudder Maxwell Merrit, born 1767 and Isaac Maxwell, a revolutionary war veteran born in 1760. But I moved him to the next month as appropriate!
Bio Builders runs from the middle of the month to the middle of the month. The current theme is Fathers